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North Ferriby V Women's Development

This week the ladies development squad travelled to Brough to play North Ferriby. In what is always a tough game, the ladies looked to get more points on the board.

The visitors started quickly and after no more than 1 minute following the kick off, Hughes found herself on the scoresheet once again after getting on the end of a superb Groves Corner. Ferriby grew into the game, getting the ball into their forwards but the back line of Whitfield, Ayre, Pinder and Greenly, along with keeper Cooke, dealt with the threat well. Hughes soon doubled her goal tally for the game with another well take goal. 0-2. Kerrison soon replaces the goal scorer, adding a different threat up top as United looked to extend their lead. The midfield of Ward and Workman controllers the game playing some great balls out to Okpeta and Ibbotson. But United owed their first half clean sheet to Cooke between the sticks after a fantastic save onto the bar from a well taken freekick and big save on the rebound.

HT 0-2 United

Ferriby started the stronger of the two sides in the second half, managing to find their way through the United Defence on a couple of occasions. Their persistence was rewarded with a good goal. 1-2. United looked to push on again and extend their lead. Witty replaced Whitfield adding fresh legs to the squad. 2 minutes after The home side scored, United were awarded a freekick 25 yards out, which saw Ayre beat the keeper making it 1-3. Ferriby reacted instantly and another good goal made it 2-3. Continuously adding and pressure looking for an equaliser, Ferriby got their reward late into the second half making the final score 3-3.

Player of the match was awarded to Meg Cooke in goal, since coming in to the squad Meg as been brilliant for us, and today she showed her class pulling off 4 outstanding saves.

Manager Mel Marsden Added

“We started the game off on the front foot and managed to get 2 goals in front. As a squad we need to learn to hold on to the lead and soak up pressure when needed. Ferriby are a very good side that have finish in the top 4 for the past few seasons so its a very good point for us. This young squad keep working hard at putting the wrongs right and am excited for what we can achieve in the future.”

Next week the ladies face South Cave away, if the last game is anything to go by then it should be a great game to watch.

Player Of The Match Meg Cooke